Men who slashed dog’s throat and laughed in video face 10 years in prison

Two men from Southeast Arkansas who slashed a dog’s throat and laughed about it on video, pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty in Bastrop, Louisiana on Thursday morning. Steven Sadler and Boots Stanley, both 24, face a maximum ten year prison sentence or a maximum $25,000 fine.

According to The News Star, the disturbing crime caught attention when a viral video began to circulate through social media in August 2016. The SnapChat video was soon shared to Facebook. Filmed at the Bastrop Ship Pen, where horses are sold to the public or at auction before being shipped to slaughter in either Canada or Mexico, the dog was shown on the back of a horse being ridden by Stanley.

 

The dog desperately tried to hold onto the back of the horse, and laughter could be heard on the video as the poor animal tried so hard to survive. When the dog fell off, Sadler approaches the frightened animal and using a knife tried to slash its throat. After his first attempt failed, he slashes the dog several more times. Stanley videoed the entire disturbing scene.

Sadler and Stanley defended their actions stating the  bulldog was vicious. The case had become of high interest to the public, and it is hoped the two men will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

 

Judge Carl Sharp at the 4th Judicial District Court in Bastrop  will sentence the men on Thursday, June 14.

Photo of men who slashed dog’s throat and dog via Hannah Gospin FB)

Read previous articles beginning here.

 

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      • feathers says:

        They sleep very well. They are zombies and they think everything they do is funny. Constant need for attention. They can’t be rehabilitated. Once they reach that state they should be destroyed.

    • Shirley A York says:

      I HOPE THEY NEVER GET OUT. DOGS ARE HERE FOR US TO LOVE AND THEY LOVE US UNCONDITIONALLY, WHEN YOU START HURTING ANIMALS THERE IS A STRONG CHANCE YOU WILL HURT HUMANS……MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF THESE 2 JERKS AND PUT THEM AWAY FOR LIFE…THEN LET THE INMATES SHOW THEM WHAT THEY THINK OF ANIMALS CRUELTY… THIS STORY BREAKS MY HEART…..

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  1. Marni Montanez says:

    You mean the dog became vicious because you were torturing him? because you forced him to fight for his life? because he didn’t want to ride on that horse because he was terrified? or do you think he became vicious if he really did, because you were trying slash his throat. You both are evil morons and I pray for justice and that you really do serve all the time required for this attack on this innocent dog. You were pawn of satan

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    • Shelly Berchem says:

      Follow the link to the previous article and please watch the video. The pet NEVER was aggressive even when the EVIL BASTARD SLIT HIS THROAT SEVERAL TIMES UNTIL THE PET BLED OUT! This was a pet that trusted that EVIL BARBARIC BASTARD and the low life was laughing when he slit his pets throat! Please keep sharing the link of the video on FB. DO NOT LET THE PUBLIC FORGET WHAT THESE EVIL BASTARDS DID AND THEY WILL DO AGAIN. Their family keeps bailing them out of jail. PRAY TO GOD THEY ARE KILLED IN PRISON NEVER TO HARM, TORTURE, KILL another innocent breathing being that GOD CREATED ever again! Please check out the post that fellow animal advocates have posted. Their is a phone number and name of the judge please call and DEMAND JUSTICE maximum 10 YEARS for these evil bastards! Thank you, please be the voice for the INNOCENT ANIMALS that GOD CREATED to be SAFE & LOVED on his earth!

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      • Claudia Lange says:

        Thank you, Shelly. I have not watched but have been told the dog never once offered any aggression. These two are sick, sick, sick. We can write the judge and ask for the strongest sentence possible!!

  2. Stephen Phillips says:

    May both these vile, abhorrent POS’s receive the maximum sentence – and “Biblical” reciprocity from their fellow inmates, once their crime is known within the prison population…

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  3. Shelly Berchem says:

    POOR EXCUSE to KILL an INNOCENT Precious Breathing Being that GOD CREATED to be SAFE and LOVED by HUMANE HUMANS… The Pet was aggressive, so aggressive that the pet did NOT want to sit on or attack the horse when these EVIL BASTARDS tried to mount the pet on top of the horse! Praying the “ELECTED” Prosecutor and “ELECTED” Judge DEMAND the MAXIUM 10 YEARS for these two FREAKS that KILL FOR THE FUN OF IT!!! A lot of INSANE INHUMANE SUB-HUMANS think it’s cool or funny and entertaining to VIDEO KILLING ANIMALS. The legal system MUST PUT A STOP TO THIS INSANITY IMMEDIATELY! Why the hell the internet companies/providers allow these HORRIFIC, HEINOUS CRIMES to be posted and viewed is beyond me. The only good that comes from any of it. Is LOCKING THESE INSANE BASTARDS UP IN PRISON. GET THEM OFF OF THE STREETS. SOCIETY AS A WHOLE IS SAFER WITH INSANE INHUMANE LOW LIFE’S LOCKED UP BEHIND BARS WHERE THEY ALL BELONG FOR A “VERY LONG” EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. Please if you live in this state and county where this EVIL CRIME occurred. DEMAND JUSTICE DEMAND the PROSECUTOR and JUDGE LOCK these EVIL BASTARDS UP FOR THE MAXIUM TIME ALLOWED BY LAW! YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO VOTE THESE OFFICIALS OUT OF OFFICE USE YOUR VOTING RIGHTS TO RESPECT & PROTECT GODS PRECIOUS CREATION IF IRRESPONSIBLE, INHUMANE SUB-HUMANS WILL NOT!

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  4. Marni Montanez says:

    I am asking everyone to call this judge and ask for justice for this pup and that these men would serve the full 10 years. Please be kind and courteous. remember some of these judges really do want justice and we need to show him that we appreciate the justice that will stop animal cruelty
    Division G – Section 5, Criminal
    Judge Carl V. Sharp
    Judicial Assistant: Marie Madison
    Tel: 318-361-2253
    Fax: 318-361-2273

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    • Shelly Berchem says:

      Thank you posting the name and phone number of the judge. I will call today! Please KEEP this information posted on your FB & Twitter account and KEEP it GOING STRONG! These two EVIL BASTARDS must GET the MAXIUM 10 YEARS… If the “ELECTED” PROSECUTOR & “ELECTED” JUDGE FAIL to deliver the MAXIUM 10 YEARS. I hope and pray the local voters will vote both of them out of office!!! THESE TWO EVIL BASTARDS ARE A THREAT TO ALL OF SOCIETY EVERY DAY THEY BOTH WALK FREE IN THE WORLD!

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  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    Judge Carl Sharp at the 4th Judicial District Court in Bastrop, these two worthless pieces of humanity deserve the whole ten year prison sentence and a $25,000 fine. Please don’t let them off with a slap on the wrist. I take it they had vicious dog bites hence the dog was vicious? I highly doubt it, and I would be vicious too if someone was making me ride a horse and then slashing my throat!

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  6. Pamela D says:

    These two punk low life coward POS need to get tortured in prison and get filmed at the same time so we can laugh while they get their throats slashed. This shit made me so fucking angry I want to torture these bastards myself. The useless scumbag parents were trying to hire high profile attorneys to get these assholes out of this horrendous crime. This poor dog was wagging its tail and these heartless fucked up bastards thought this shit was so funny to have a fun afternoon. I will have a fun day the day I find out the same shit happens to them. Two mentally fucked up useless subhumans need to die slowly in pain. I would love to torture these bastards myself.

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  7. Pamela Bolton says:

    What do you mean OR?? They should get both . If thisdog was “vicious” he would have eaten them alive when they put him on the back of that horse!! This is BS. Put them in jail and forget about them. Not worth the air they breath.

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  8. J. Martin says:

    Don’t put these 2 bastards in prison. Just torture the both of them .. make it slowwwww & VERY, VERY, PAINFUL. Keep on doing it .. until they cease to breath

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  9. Goldie Goodwin says:

    If that dog was vicious, it would have lashed out at the men. They are very depraved individuals and I hope they are sentenced to the fullest extent of the law

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  10. Joanne says:

    😭💔😢 HEARTBREAKING AND HORRIFIC!!! PRECIOUS PUP, I’M SO VERY SORRY YOU WERE HORRIFICALLY ABUSED BY THOSE DANGEROUS EVIL MONSTERS! I PRAY YOU RECEIVE YOUR DESERVED JUSTICE. REST IN SWEET HEAVENLY PEACE ANGEL PUP, YOU ARE NOW IN THE TENDER LOVING CARE OF JESUS.❤️🙏🏼🌈🐶🌈🙏🏼❤️

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    • Claudia Lange says:

      This is absolutely not an old case. Yes, it happened in 2016 but it has taken this long to get to where we are now. They have been to court several times already but kept getting continuances. What we need to do now is write the judge. I have been following this case since it happened and have already written the local paper, the judge, and the DA.

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  11. Nancy Raymond says:

    O PLEASE – give these two hunks of maggot puke the full 10 years – they need to be incarcerated and put at the mercy of some predatory inmates who can give them exactly the abuse they deserve – on a daily basis and be forced to become the ‘girlfriends’ of everyone on the cellblock.

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  12. Tracey says:

    Dirty scum, I’m so sorry if you lost your life to these dispcable pair you will be with your animal friends and angels now xx I go to spiritual circle and have give messages from animals that have passed they are all safe as you are xxx karma will come bless you all sweet babys xxxxx

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  13. Cora Healy says:

    They’re going to be sentenced on June 14….write the judge, these sadists need to get the maximum sentence…not a slap on the wrist
    The Honorable Carl V. Sharp
    Division G – Section 3, Civil
    100 East Madison
    Bastrop, LA 71220

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  14. Joannagrant says:

    I cant watch the video, these both deserve the same treatment as they gave the dog—, it is unforgivable what they did, may they be delt to by other prisoners and i jope they rot in hell

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  15. Betty says:

    They can get a maximum ten year prison sentence or a maximum $25,000 fine.
    bastards end up paying the money
    This is bullshit and the court know that this family have money They should have to serve the jail time

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